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mr bad example

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  • Birthday 04/08/1959

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  1. Facebook...actively post and participate, share G+-post videos occasionally Reddit-post and comment Youtube...watch and share videos
  2. The Wolf-Mumford & Sons Spots of Time- Warren Haynes If I Needed Someone- Dawes I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts-X Illegal Smile-John Prine
  3. What's been pissing me off lately: 1. People who leave their dogs outside in the heat all day, especially the big ones that start barking the minute they pull out of the driveway and don't stop until 5 minutes before someone comes home. That security dog can't be much cheaper to feed and clean up after than a friggin alarm system! 2. The same people who go off on a day or weekend trip and leave their dog outside all night, where he howls at the moon, the jets flying over, other dogs, loud cars, and anything that moves in the 3 block area surrounding the house. 3. Oversensitive asshats, combined with 4. the nanny state.
  4. Has anyone heard anymore about the Cyclone Racer being rebuilt? With the increasing popularity of coasters, the proximity to the Aquarium of the Pacific, and it's past history, restoring a coaster to this area seems to be a no-brainer, especially when there's already a fake coaster on one of the artificial oil islands offshore, but the last article I can find is from 16 months ago, with the guy who runs the website above looking for investors...
  5. According to the latest statement from JMA Developments, they will continue to operate and improve the park...they seem to think building a stadium that will share the parking lot for approximately 14 days a year isn't going to be an impediment, and word is they also want to acquire the vacant lots around both facilities for expansion. As for the naysayers, perhaps a theme park can survive-if it's locally owned and operated, and not ignored by owners from a long distance away.
  6. The artist's name is Julian Beever...he's a world-reknowned perspective artist, working primarily in chalk on sidewalks...
  7. Can you hear the soundtrack from "Jaws" playing? The Sharkies have really heated up in the last 25 games!
  8. I was a dj for several years, and also ran a bar that hosted musical groups, so i have a lot of music, although not as much as I once had-I've got about 1600 files on the mp3 player, but I want quite a few that I haven't been able to find (yet). Here's my current top ten- 1. Baby Blue-Badfinger 2. Gun Sale At The Church-The Beat Farmers 3. When Mt Time Comes-Dawes 4. Howlin' For You-The Black Keys 5. Prince of the Deep Water-The Blessing 6. Fearless-Pink Floyd 7. Desperadoes Under The Eaves-Warren Zevon 8. Sweetheart Like You-Bob Dylan 9. Expresso Love-Dire Straits 10. Master of Disaster-John Hiatt
  9. ^I don't know if it's just the Johnnie Rockets in the Sacramento area or what, but their food doesn't agree with my digestive tract... My favorite fast-food list: 1. Jack In The Box-I'm like the guy in the van trying to order 99 tacos at 4am...although with me it's usually a couple of breakfast Jacks, a 3 piece order of egg rolls, and the wedge fries drowned in cheese and bacon. 2. Carl's Jr.-The Big Breakfast Burger or the Western Bacon Combo-although I wish they'd stop trying to "improve" the fries. 3. Taco Bell-even if the beef is 63% fillers. It's cheap and filling. But they only serve Pepsi soda products (unless there's Dr. Pepper). 4. Denny's-Whoever came up with the Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich is a genius! Three mozzarella sticks wrapped in more cheese then grilled! 5. McDonald's-With one exception, you know what you're gonna get-bland, quickly made food that''s easy to eat. The one exception-NEVER eat at any McDonalds franchise in Reno, Nevada...the people who would normally be cooks at McDonalds can get better jobs in Reno, so the people there that will actually work for the Clown are scary-I don't want my burgers cooked by a crank freak on a 3 day bender. 6. Panda Express-although their menu choices as they apply to me are pretty limited (I'm highly allergic to chicken-a few bites causes me to hurl for about three days) and there aren't any near where I live. 7. Del Taco-The 3rd Del Taco ever built was in Lancaster where I grew up, and it was THE place to hang out on weekend nights...so I still have affection for the brand, as long as I don't have to smell fish tacos. 8. Sonic-If only for the Tater tots and mixing all the different drink combos. You'd pretty much have to buy the food and pay me to eat at Burger King, Wendy's, In & Out, or Der Weinerschnitzel...those places don't do it for me. And I miss Bob's Big Boy (none in Northern Cal) and Foster's Freeze.
  10. Too many teenagers dropping handfuls of pennies "into the koi pond". From that height even a penny can do some damage if it hits someone.
  11. So I'm guessing you were spotting for fires caused by the fireworks, right? Just out of curiosity, were there any fires within the park that resulted from the fireworks? Seriously - sounds like an awesome job! I wonder if it's the same today. Every two or three weeks, a chunk of burning firework would fall far enough to hit, but the ground was either well watered (the Japanese Tea Gardens) or kept pretty clear. I remember that one spring, to clear all the weeds, MM took the hillside past the Revolution and buried (according to them) 50 gold nuggets and a diamond about 6 to 8 inches deep in little plastic tubes, then "encouraged" guests to roam the hillside trying to find them...got rid of about 90 % of the weeds in the process I'd say that most of us that did the spotting were already off the clock for the day-we did it for the thrill more than anything-and most of us were young-the older security guys and supervisors tended to get a little nervous that close to explosions-a good percentage of them had been to Vietnam.
  12. Funny thing was, they took the Chevron Grand Prix out long before gas prices went very high...more to do with losing corporate backing from Chevron, I think...and I seem to remember that some little kid got hurt when the little car her daddy was driving her in (slowly) got rear-ended by the car behind it. Hard to fathom, since those things only went 12 mph on the track. They were capable of a lot more, though. One spring day when the park was closed to guests, and pretty much all the high ranking management was in downtown LA being told the park was being bought by Six Flags, a buddy who was a mechanic on CGP filled the gas tanks on a couple of cars, fired them up, disconnected the governor on the engine, and let us race them a couple of laps around the park...they could barely get up the back hill by Gold Rush, and since the park was closed, the gates on the front side were open, so we were doing probably 50 or 60 at the bottom of the hill...it was pretty fun. And the Tumble Drum...wasn't that the little kiddie ride that was just a rotating tube? We used to walk in there and brace ourselves and do a couple of 360 degree spins-it would really freak out the rookie ride ops (that was one of the first rides all ride ops trained on, along with the bounce house and those other little things that were back there by the Enterprise spin 'n' Puke.
  13. TANK TOPS!!?!! During the few days I worked as a ride op on Colossus, we used to watch for cute girls wearing them...this was pre-rebuild, and as many times as we could get away with it, we'd be gathering around the monitor station as those lovely ladies went over the negative g hilltops, which had pretty good cameras for the time! One of the perks of working Colossus, along with doing the nightly track walk under the tracks after it had closed-at least a dozen bic lighters, $10 to $15 each in change, and sometimes even better stuff...but anything that was valued at more than $5 you had to report and MM held it for 30 days...still got a couple of nice necklaces to give to girlfriends from that...
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